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Signalling in GSM / UMTS Core Network

Course Objectives:

This course will enable participants to:

  • Understand the Signal flow for GSM NSS
  • Appreciate the evolution of W-CDMA Core Network
  • Compare W-CDMA to GSM/ GPRS
  • Explore the Interfaces and Protocols in W-CDMA (R4)
  • Understand the basic signalling procedures in W-CDMA
  • Learn the fundamentals of SS7, its routing related to GSM/ UMTS.
  • Explore the basics of SCCP layer including GT routing.
  • Understand GT Analysis and MAP
  • Learn the different cases of ISUP-SS7 inter-working with GSM/ UMTS.
  • Find out the approach in SS7 in GSM troubleshooting.
  • Explore SIGTRAN Technology
  • Learn SCTP Protocol and Applications
  • Understand M3UA and SUA Protocols and Applications
  • Understand Basic SIGTRAN Network Design


Pre-Requisite for Participants:

A basic knowledge of Mobile Communication/ PSTN will be required.


Who Should Attend?

For engineers and managers responsible for the implementation, operations & maintenance and support for GSM NSS/ UMTS.


Course Duration:

5 days


Course Outlines:

  • Introduction
  • Overview of GSM Network/ Components, GSM Service Flow Analysis, Evolution of UMTS , Comparing W-CDMA to GSM/ GPRS, Introduction to W-CDMA Interfaces and Protocols
  • Basic signalling Procedures in W-CDMA, signalling System No. 7 Overview, Understand MTP1, MTP2 and MTP3 Layers, SS7 Routing and STP Application
  • Introduction to ISUP signalling, Fundamentals of SCCP, Routing, GT Analysis
  • GSM MAP signalling, Case Study: ISUP inter-working GSM MAP Analysis, GSM Mobile IN, Introduction to BICC-Protocol
  • Overview of SIGTRAN Network, Introduction to SCTP Protocols, M3UA Protocols and Applications, SUA Protocols and Applications, SIGTRAN Network Design

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